Who We Are at Westmoreland Bell

Welcome to Westmoreland Bell – a grassroots journalism initiative born from the heart of Bell and Washington Townships. We are your neighbors, friends, and fellow community members who shared a common aspiration: to bring the spotlight back to our home, an area rich in history and community spirit, yet often overlooked by mainstream media.

Our Roots

Our journey began with a simple realization – the stories of Bell and Washington Townships, with their deep-rooted histories from the era of canals and coal mines, were being underrepresented. This area, a tapestry of historical significance and modern vibrancy, deserved its own voice. That’s when Westmoreland Bell was born.

Our Team

We are a diverse group of residents – writers, historians, photographers, and local enthusiasts – united by our passion for this region. Our team is composed of individuals from various walks of life, each bringing unique perspectives and skills, but sharing a common goal: to celebrate and chronicle the life and times of our townships.

Our Mission

At Westmoreland Bell, our mission is twofold:

  1. To Illuminate the Past: We delve into the rich history of our region – from the bustling days of the canals that once lined our landscapes to the coal mines that powered the growth of our community. We believe that understanding our past is key to appreciating our present.
  2. To Celebrate the Present: Our focus is also firmly on the present and future. We cover local events, achievements, human interest stories, and the everyday tales that make our townships unique. We are dedicated to providing a platform where the pulse of Bell and Washington Townships can be felt.

Our Philosophy

We believe in journalism that is rooted in integrity, community-focus, and inclusiveness. Westmoreland Bell is more than just a news source; it’s a reflection of our collective identity and aspirations. We strive to be a unifying force, fostering a sense of community pride and belonging.